Annualized turnover rates at large truckload fleets fell another 2 percentage points to 81 percent in the third quarter of 2016, the lowest level since second quarter 2011, according to the American Trucking Associations.
The chief and second engineers of the Top Ship cargo vessel were sentenced Thursday to jail for their role in obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard inspection in July 2015 on board the ship in North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington.
The third-party logistics provider subsidiary of German railway company Deutsche Bahn will combine its air and ocean freight division with its land transport division, as well as create a new division called Commercial DB Schenker and Contract Logistics.
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The joint container venture between Japan’s ‘Big 3’ will have a fleet capacity of 1.38 million TEUs, making it the sixth largest in the world, and when their 23 new ships are delivered, the merged operation will become the fifth largest carrier.
An MSC spokesperson told American Shipper the reason it sold its interest in Genoa, Italy-based logistics company Aprile to Savino Del Bene was to exit the freight forwarding business.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.